Category Archives: Flying Adventures

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YOU WANT TO FLY FORMATION!?

There are only two requirements for flying formation: desire and self-discipline. You generate the self-discipline if you really have the desire and seriously want to master flying in formation with others. Other pilots experienced in formation flying won’t want to … Continue reading

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Exploring Catalina Island

Many Southern California pilots have flown 26 miles across the sea to the Island in the Sky airport on Catalina (AVX) for its famous buffalo burger, and many of those have ventured into Avalon on the airport shuttle for a … Continue reading

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Desert Thunder Returns to Palm Springs

The Red Star Pilots’ Association (http://www.flyredstar.org/) held its eighth annual Desert Thunder Tactical Formation Flying Clinic at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) in Thermal, California, which was hosted again this year by the folks at Tradition Aviation. Just over … Continue reading

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Normandy, France

My first visit to France was in 1966 when I attended summer school at the University of Clermont-Ferrand language institute in Vichy. Since then I’ve had the opportunity to visit again on several occasions while stationed in Germany, including a … Continue reading

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A Pilot’s Visit to China

If you’re planning a trip to China you probably have an agenda  but, let me suggest some places you may not know about and as a pilot you might really enjoy and want to consider adding them to you “to-do” … Continue reading

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NTSB Investigations

What happens after The Crash? Fortunately, this is a question only a few people need ask, but it’s good for everyone to know. This discussion will focus on a major accident that destroys the aircraft and results in serious injury … Continue reading

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Desert Thunder VII

Thermal, CA October 2011: The Red Star Pilots’ Association conducted Desert Thunder VII at Jackie Cochran Airport (KTRM) in October. Desert Thunder is an annual training program for pilots who want to learn to fly tactical formation, fly low level … Continue reading

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